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Quick and Easy Cherry Coconut Fluff Dessert Recipe

My husband and I were invited to a summer cookout and volleyball extravaganza. Like all good Midwesterners, we automatically knew that includes bringing food for the potluck portion of the party. Unfortunately, earlier in the week due to a raging thunderstorm that took down power line followed by temperatures that shot up into the 90’s (F ) our electric company gave a huge chunk of the state the gift of multiday rolling blackouts early in the week. Fortunately, we got our electricity back in one of the first waves. Even though we didn’t lose any of our food in the freezer (I had the freezer packed with big reusable ice packs similar to these to get them ready for the party) the power outages made grocery shopping for fresh party food ingredients difficult. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I poked around my pantry and got a little creative. I made a quick and easy three ingredient cherry coconut fluff salad recipe that just so happens to also b

What Goes on Sale and What to Buy on Clearance in January

 While many people take a spending break at the beginning of the New Year, there are some items that only go on sale in January that can help you with your New Year’s Resolution of saving money, getting in shape, or eating better.

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Especially when it comes to food. You can save money on fresh food and vegetables in January if you buy them during their national growing season if  nothing is growing locally during the winter.

You can save even more money on January seasonal items by pairing it with a coupon from my printable coupon database (affiliate link.)

Seasonal Food, Fresh Fruit, and Vegetables on Sale in January


Seasonal Produce - broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, collard greens, kale, avocado,
cabbage, spinach

Seasonal Fruit: oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, clementines, pears, kiwi, apples   

Oatmeal - due to National Oatmeal Month

Healthy food promotions (whole grains, etc.) - due to New Year’s Resolutions

Football bowl game/Super Bowl based deals: party and snack foods, soft drinks, chips, dips, crackers, snacks, sandwich ingredients, etc.

Tea – due to Hot Tea Month

Coffee

Hot chocolate

Soup, stew, chili and ingredients – due to National Soup Month

Winter health care products: cold & flu medicines, pain relievers, vitamins, etc.


Household Goods on Sale in January



Christmas clearance - gift wrap, decorations, gift items, calendars, candles, party supplies

Winter clothes

TVs – especially after Christmas sales and deals on buy and returns after the Super Bowl (really.)

Digital cameras

Makeup and cosmetics

Beachwear

Sun care products – Check the expiration dates because this might be last summer’s stock

Gym memberships – due to New Year’s Resolutions

Exercise clothes and gear – due to New Year’s Resolutions

Sheets, towels, and bedding – due to the traditional January White Sales

Housewares

Organization and storage products

Cleaning Products

Furniture

Sewing Machines

New Product Lines- January is usually when many new products are launched, especially hair color products, cosmetics, beauty and bath products

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